January 31, 2013

January 29, 2013

Marginalia








scottish salmon with neeps + tatties

we addressed the haggis (when it arrived at the table)

Trips to the flea market and a lovely time at our first Burn's Night,
including some fine Scotch whiskey (some would say too much) and
ginger bread pudding with confectioners sugar, and good conversation.

a memory I'll keep for a long time :)



January 27, 2013

Frankenstein Cover art for sale


Hello there,

Here is the original pencil + pen drawing I created for the first two issues of Frankenstein: 1921.  

There will be 2 more pairs like these for future issues of Volume 1, and they'll all connect :)  Then there will be two more volumes, so the entire story will be probably between 300 - 320 pages. 

Whoa!  Better get crackin' on issue 3!

original pen sketch

pen + ink on 9"x12 toned Strathmore paper  |  SOLD 

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touched up the original pen sketch in photoshop


color tests



final color application

January 23, 2013

Frankenstein Issue #2 out now


Hey friends,

The next issue of Frankenstein is out, and I think this is where it starts getting good.



32 pgs   |   B&W   |   6x9 tpb  |  $6.00


Maybe you'll notice that these two covers can be put together.

Eventually, all 6 covers of Volume 1 will fit cohesively.  

Build your own Creature, as it were!  More on the cover art next post :)



January 21, 2013

Ice Cream Girl


 
I have two new pieces showing at in San Francisco next week at the "Ice Cream Girl" show.  Check them out if you're in the area!

Mint Choco


Berry Sprinkles

both 9"x12"  |  pen + gouache on paper  |  $75 each






January 18, 2013

Hellboy vs. Kroenen commission


process work


I forgot a few things to tweak in the final before I sent it out.

And because I am OCD, I couldn't let these thing go un-fixed.  After dashing out to front porch for the mail - finding the package was already gone - I figured the best thing to do was calm down and ask J to do it.  He's an artist - no problem, right?

He sent me this:


which made me laugh so hard my stomach muscles cramped for 40 minutes.

January 16, 2013

December + January memories





Some cell phone pics recording the holidays + New Year


Feeling amazing about 2013 - feel like personal demons have been epically slain and many wonderful things on the horizon!

I'll be going to Japan for a month this spring, to see family and do a bit of soul-searching in the company of my lovely (still new) in-laws and old (and also new) friends.

I'll leave you with something that struck me today:


There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man;

true nobility is being superior to your former self.

~ Ernest Hemingway

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Amaaaazing coffee cake + chai latte at Lala Java in Northboro, MA




Howe's Farm & Garden stand Paxton


remnants of 1963, Gilbertsville, MA


Came across this lovely little shack on the back roads


African peanut soup + humus pocket at Lucky's











January 13, 2013

The Crompton Collective




Amy Chase, style powerhouse and all around cool lady, set up an artist & vendor collective in the Crompton Building Worc., MA.

[information here]

You have to check it out the next time you are in Central Mass - I love this place and really feel like it's just another sign of how Worcester is completely redefining itself as a wonderful, proactive city.

We need more places like the Collective!

I love looking at old toys & antiques, seeing what local artists are up to, and generally oooohing at package design, AND it's in a really cool renovated old mill.

Some evidence if you're not yet convinced:














Check it out if you're around!


January 9, 2013

Uniqlo Heattech / The Plight of the Cold-Handed Ones


I am always cold.

Until the peaks of summer, then not so much.

But it seems almost impossible to warm up this month, no matter how much tea I drink.

Made my first ever Uniqlo purchase yesterday - and it arrived at my door step in less than 22 hours! Whoa!

Got two shirts and tights, all Heattech line, for only $30.  I can't believe how fast they shipped out!  And now I'm wearing them, super toasty-warm.

I've even spent $30 on only two pairs of all wool, Mount Everest-grade hiker socks, only to still have chilly toes.  (Blast you, poor circulation!)

So I have only great things to say about Uniqlo Heattech.  Will definitely get more next winter!

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Back to work - lots of projects going!


January 7, 2013

Free Shipping on all orders



Hey friends!

New year, time to clear out the art shop to make room for new work.

Right now get free shipping 
on all orders, no minimum!